Mumbai: Ex-Army officer’s son attacked in pub, 3 arrested

MUMBAI: A former Army officer’s 22-year-old son was allegedly attacked at a pub in Mumbai. The incident took place in the early hours of Saturday at a pub which is located in the western suburb of Bandra. Three accused persons were arrested.

A group of persons at the pub attacked Gurnihal Singh, the college-going son of Shaurya Chakra awardee, Captain (retd) Bikramjit Singh, and his friend Saksham Jatia after a heated argument took place when the duo took to the dance floor, the official said.

One of the men in the group began punching Mr Jatia following which the fight started between the two groups, the official said. When Gurnihal Singh and his friends tried to intervene, they were also attacked by the group members.

The official stated that one of the attackers broke a liquor bottle and slashed Gurnihal Singh’s throat with it, causing serious injuries to him. Singh was rushed to a hospital, where his condition is said to be stable now.

The alleged attackers were arrested after a case was registered at the Bandra police station. They are charged with attempt to murder, among other offences, the official added.